Book Chapter

Colliding Nationalisms: Interstate Relations in Asia

Keat Tok Sow

Series on China’s Belt and Road Initiative | World Scientific | Published : 2019


After decades of rapid development, Pacific Asia, especially China now represents the conduit of our global network of relations. This effect does not simply make the region more integrated with the “world-out-there”, but also within it, we see an increasingly coherent region emerging. As social and trade links criss-crossed the region, the erstwhile fractured region rose from the past of the colonial and Cold-War era to slowly develop a stronger sense of the “region”, as a shared discourse and experience, such as the “Asian values” debates in the 1990s. The emergence of regional institutions consolidated stronger regional identity in global trends to deal with common issues…

University of Melbourne Researchers